20 April 2015

Ottawa Blues This Week - 20 April 2015

Wicked Grin
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Saturday, April 25

‘No rest for the wicked’ as they say! Certainly no rest for Wicked Grin … they are not content to rest on their recent Best New Artist Maple Blues Award laurels. Leaving home in mid-February, they hit the road to tour Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and back through Northern Ontario again. They’ll probably be glad to be home, and Ottawa blues fans will be glad to see them again at their first local gig, at Irene’s Pub.
Buddy Guy
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Monday & Tuesday, April 27-28@ 8 pm; tickets $86.75
One dollar has been included in the ticket fees at the request of the promoter. For every ticket sold, $1.00 will be donated to the Ottawa Citizen Literacy Foundation by Centrepointe Theatres on behalf of the promoter.

Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country’s musical evolution. And still, as one glorious track on “Rhythm & Blues” puts it, he claims that “All That Makes Me Happy is the Blues”. Buddy recently received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
Ottawa Grassroots Festival
Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, 330 Kent Street
Thursday to Sunday, April 23-26

The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a family-friendly gathering of folk music, dance and spoken word. Grassroots is a unique experience, accessible and indoors with FREE daytime activities designed to appeal to all ages, featuring workshops, sing-along, special kids’ activities, an instrument petting zoo, jam sessions, a Festival Choir, folk dancing, instrument building and much more.
Evening performances will be ticketed. Follow the latest line-up and performer news on the OGF website, Facebook and Twitter.
It’s called Grassroots because it is! This not-for-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers. 

Lucas Haneman Express
            with the Sun Crescent BBQ Stompers
Friday, April 24

Lucas Haneman is an expressive and soulful guitarist with a sound that reaches beyond genres. A deeply passionate performer and improviser who has been playing since the age of 6, and a strong unique musical force wherever he is present, Haneman always places the listener’s enjoyment as his top priority.
Check out his YOUTUBE video promoting his Indiegogo campaign for his new CD:
Up Close & Personal
with Jimmy Bowskill & Carlos del Junco
Cobourg Legion, Branch 133, 136 Orr Street, Cobourg ON
Friday, April 24 @ 8 pm; $26
            Tickets available from Bryan Marjoram by email

A fundraising concert for a Local Soup Kitchen, featuring Juno-nominated Jimmy Bowskill, playing 2 sets with 8-time Canadian Maple blues award-winning harmonica player, Carlos del Junco. It promises to be an exceptional night of first-class entertainment.
Too Slim & The Tail Draggers
Violet’s Venue, 52 Morrow Road, Barrie ON
Saturday April 25; doors 7:15 pm, show 8:15 pm; tickets $80

Here’s what the critics are saying:

"Too Slim (Tim Langford) is not only a master of slide guitar, But he's also a composer of the highest regard. A supremely talented performer and composer who ranks with the best that blues/rock has to offer."
- Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes
"If it is possible to be a natural-born guitarist, Langford fits the description."
- Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar Magazine

"One of the finest original Blues Rock trios performing today."
- Brian Owens, Blues Revue Magazine

FREE PARKING: Available at Violet’s Venue

Rico Ferrara, Blues For A Big Town
Ph: 416-423-2224
Friday, April 24
Lucas Haneman Express & the Chocolate Hot Pockets @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 25
Brothers Chaffey @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Wicked Grin @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Slim Moore and the Marquees @ the Rainbow, 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 26
Ball & Chain Duo @ the Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, 3:30 pm
River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
Sherri Harding & the Heat @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
(almost) EVERY WEEK
Jeff and Shane Tuesdays in the Irish Village
Heart & Crown, Byward Market, Clarence Street
Every other Tuesday
Every other Tuesday, you can find Jeff Rogers accompanied by Shane McEwan playing at The Heart and Crown Downtown.
The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover
6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 10 pm
Irene’s Blues AllStars 
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Thursdays, 9 pm – 1 am; no cover
A bonafide grass roots event that has grown out of the very floorboards of Irene’s Pub and has become a real crowd pleaser for musicians and music lovers alike, this weekly Thursday night jam features Corky Kealey on drums with Vince Halfhide on bass and a host of great local players who rotate according to availability.  Each week the cast is topped up with a guest host who steers the song selections in whatever way they're inspired and the jamming begins.  It's a great concept and the proof is in its continuing popularity. 
Special guests: 
          April 23 – Mathieu Gagnon
          April 30 – Rob Alexander
          May 7 – John Cormier
          May 14 – Mark Crissinger
          May 21 – Dave Schroeder
          May 28 – Russell Levia
Jeff Rogers
RARE Restaurant & Bar, 570 Kanata Avenue
Thursdays, 6-10 pm
Between 6 pm and 10 pm every Thursday night, you can find Jeff playing at this wonderful fine dining establishment. Make requests, enjoy MARTINI NIGHT, and on Ottawa Senators game nights enjoy half price appetizers!
Jeff Rogers
SALT, 345 Preston Street
Fridays, 9:30 pm
Friday Nights in a gorgeous Piano Lounge, find Jeff singing all kinds of music, playing a nice new grand piano, while drinking fabulous cocktails.
The Allaire Show
            with John Allaire & special guests
Quinn’s Ale House, 1070 Bank Street
Last Saturday of the month, 3-5 pm
Songs and stories from around the world.
Jeff Rogers
RARE Restaurant & Bar, 570 Kanata Avenue
Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 pm
Come by every other Saturday night for some amazing food, a great atmosphere, super friendly staff, with some sweet soul music provided by Jeff Rogers.
Open Blues Jam
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Every Sunday, 4-7 pm; cover $3 (jammers free)
The jam is open to all ages.  Jammers sign up on the jam sheet at the door & each jam session lasts for 3 songs.  Drums & amps are provided, you only need to bring your instruments (but you can bring your amps if you want to).
Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
Mississippi Blues Society Jam   
Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery, Bridge Street, Carleton Place
First Tuesday of every month @ 8:30 pm
Hosted by The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery & The Mississippi Blues Society, and featuring Barry Buse & Peter Brown, the MBS Blues Jam is the longest-running blues jam in the Greater Ottawa area & one of the best, attracting both musicians & fans from in & out of town.
*8:30 PM is the Estimated Start Time *There's No Cover Charge *Free Parking *Good Food *Ends Early [approx. midnight]
And - just so you know...we pack 'em in for this event, so come in early if you want a good table.
Blues On Tues         
The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON
Third Tuesday of every month@ 7 pm; $10
Blues On The Rideau @ The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario
Dinner & Show $60; 7 to 11 pm
Advance reservations required; Call 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN
Since 2005, a monthly Dinner & Show Series featuring some of Canada's best Blues artists in the intimate setting of a classic country inn located in Westport, one of the most beautiful small towns in Ontario – just a 45 minute drive from Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa. Proceeds from each show go to support different local charities. Produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in co-operation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com. Sponsored by 101.9 DAWG FM in Ottawa www.dawgfm.com, LAKE 88.1 in Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca and Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com
Well priced accommodation available at The Cove and nearby B&Bs

May 8 & 9   - DAVID ROTUNDO BAND   www.davidrotundo.com 
From Toronto - A superb singer/songwriter and harp player and an excellent performer. Arguably the most popular band to every play BOTR - his 7th visit!

More information including artists Bios, You Tubes and song clips at www.bluesontherideau.ca
Virée Blues Boréale presents
The Martin Hury Blues Combo
Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage (old Hull), Gatineau QC
Wednesday, April 29 @ 8 pm;
tickets $20
Ottawa Blues Society with membership card $15

After having featured, for your enjoyment, the Blues in French, the Canadian Blues, the American Blues as well as the Asian Blues, on our next concert, Virée Blues Boréale will be offering you a dream voyage and a major cultural find by featuring the Blues of Argentina with the Martin Hury Blues Combo.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Martin first picked up the guitar at 15 and gravitated immediately to blues. As the years passed, he began incorporating jazz and rockabilly into his playing, creating his own unique style. Martin was an important sideman in several blues bands up until 2006, when he decided to step out and lead his own project. With a solid command of the guitar and the stage, Martin quickly established himself as a strong leader. Influenced by such greats as Freddie King, Albert King, Brian Setzer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan and Duke Robillard – to name a few.
Martin Hury 
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Thursday, April 30, 8-10 pm

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Martin first picked up the guitar at 15 and gravitated immediately to blues. As the years passed, he began incorporating jazz and rockabilly into his playing, creating his own unique style. Martin was an important sideman in several blues bands up until 2006, when he decided to step out and lead his own project. With a solid command of the guitar and the stage, Martin quickly established himself as a strong leader. Influenced by such greats as Freddie King, Albert King, Brian Setzer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan and Duke Robillard – to name a few.
The Jivewires
Centrepointe Theatre Studio, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Friday, May 1 @ 8:00 pm; tickets $25.70

Ottawa's jump blues masters The Jivewires invite you to the CD release of "Drive Me Sane", their 5th album of original music. Billed as "The missing link between swing & rock 'n roll", this seven piece horn-fueled band has placed two of the songs from this new release in a locally-produced movie that has been picked up by Castlerock in LA. We appear in the movie and have produced two videos to correspond with the CD release.

The Jives put on a high energy show of original songs inspired by the great R&B artists of the late ‘40s and early ‘50s like Louis Jordan and wild swing masters like Cab Calloway. With an emphasis on groove, improvisation and social satire, The Jivewires will get you jumpin' like you've never jumped before!  

Come drive yourself sane on May 1st at Centrepointe with The Jivewires!
Molly Johnson sings Billie Holiday
National Arts Centre Theatre, 53 Elgin Street
Friday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm; tickets starting @ $29

Ask her about the frequent comparisons to Billie Holiday, and Molly Johnson will tell you: she’s not like Billie Holiday, she is because of Billie Holiday and the hard-won battles of an earlier generation of women and men. Molly’s most recent album, “Because of Billie”, is her tribute to Holiday’s heartbreaking childhood, and a portion of the CD’s revenues have gone to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada.

An award-winning and internationally acclaimed singer, and tireless philanthropist, Molly debuted at the tender age of four in Ed Mirvish’s Porgy and Bess and has continued to make her mark in theatre, rock, funk, disco, jazz, broadcasting, and charity work. Joined by Robi Botos (piano) and Terry Clarke (drums), Molly’s smoky voice brings her own brand of sweetness and desire to Holiday’s songs, while never failing to invoke pure Holiday like no one else.
The Back Beat
D'Arcy McGee’s, 260 Centrum Blvd., Orleans
Saturday, May 2 @ 9 pm

From Tom Rowe, Bassist & Band Leader:
We are very excited to introduce Anna Woods as our new female lead vocalist. Anna was formerly with a Commitments tribute band and shares our classic R&B background. She brings a huge song repertoire to the band and we look forward to working in a variety of new tunes featuring many styles and eras – more dance music for party people!
Scott Shea, Mike Edel, Thom Swift
Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Sunday, May 3 @ 4:30 pm

Scott Shea is a honed singer songwriter living on Canada’s west coast, the son of legendary guitarist Red Shea—known for his distinctive pick work and memorable leads for Gordon Lightfoot. Shea's debut solo album, “Let it Storm” (2014), distils the richness of his own particular musical background. The songs were recorded in Austin, Texas, and produced by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) featuring Willie's sister Bobbie Nelson on keyboard.
Women’s Blues Revue
National Arts Centre Theatre, 53 Elgin Street
Friday, May 8 @ 7:30 pm; tickets starting @ $29

Six outstanding blues singers, backed by an all-star female band made up of the province’s hottest musicians, come together on stage for the hugely popular Women’s Blues Revue.

With her five-octave range, Divine Brown is clearly one of Canada’s top R&B artists, and Ottawa favourite Kellylee Evans moves effortlessly through jazz, soul, pop, and hip-hop. JUNO Award-winner Rita Chiarelli is known across Canada as “Goddess of the Blues.” Rising star Samantha Martin conjures up the power of Mavis Staples, while Roxanne Potvin is equally at home singing gritty blues or elegant pop. And Diana Braithwaite channels Nina Simone and Esther Phillips to create the classic blues experience.

The Toronto Blues Society brings this special edition of its annual blockbuster to Ottawa as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.
SAY AHH! Fundraiser for
the Ottawa Hospital Ear, Nose, Throat Cancer Clinic
Greenfield's Pub, 900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven
Saturday, May 9 @ 7 pm; $ 20.00 (cash only)

Featuring the music of:
Terry Gillespie and The Granary Blues Band with Brian Monty on guitar, Stephen Barry on bass, Jody Golick on sax, Martin Boodman on harmonica, Ted Gerow on keys and Gordon Adamson on drums
The Phoenix Big Band (Ottawa) http://www.thephoenixbigband.com
Seven seasoned musicians hailing from Barbados, England, Silesia, and across Canada with an abiding love for traditional blues and R&B, leavened with touches of jazz and reggae have been professional part-time players from their youths.
MTL (Montreal) - Blending Rock, Pop and R&B styles with tight harmonies, MTL brings out the best with their interpretation of classics from the 70's 80's and 90's. MTL’s 8 member ensemble has been performing together for over 7 years, and they are dedicated to giving back to the community through music, playing at benefits, charity fundraisers and other special events.

Brian Monty, a guitar maker as well as a musician (guitar player as well as singer), was diagnosed in 2010 with Stage IV Laryngeal cancer caused by the HPV virus. On April 6, 2011 he underwent a total laryngectomy and neck dissection, leaving him without vocal cords and a total neck breather, followed by 6 weeks of radiation. Thanks to the excellent care he received from Dr. Andre Lamothe, Dr. Berndt Esche and the wonderful team of nurses, speech pathologists, physiotherapists etc. etc. at the Ottawa General Hospital he is now back making his guitars (www.montyguitars.com) and playing music.

He decided that it was time to give back to the Ear, Nose, and Throat Cancer Clinic of Dr. Lamothe by using his music connections and do a fundraiser for them. The first Say Ahh fundraiser was held April 6, 2014 and $ 5,000.00 was raised which was 100% donated to the Ear, Nose, Throat Cancer Clinic of the Ottawa Hospital.

Brian decided to make this an annual event; May 9, 2015 will be another evening of celebration of life through singing and music. We hope again to be able to make a difference for the Ear, Nose, and Throat Cancer Clinic.

Special Custom Made Guitar Event
International renowned luthier Brian Monty has designed a very special and unique guitar to raffle-off as another way to raise funds for this event. It is a semi-hollow electric guitar with unique colouring utilizing the symbolic colours of the ‘Head and Neck Cancer’ logo with the cancer ribbon decorating the headstock. Tickets for the raffle will cost $10 and will be available at the event. The raffle will take place at 10 pm and you have to be present to win.
Information: Erica Monty; montyguitars@gmail.com 613-861-0199
If you cannot attend and wish to make a donation - click here: http://shar.es/1gaOji
Guitar Heroes
With Kevin Breit, Madagascar Slim, Tony D, Don Rooke and Emily Burgess
National Arts Centre 4th Stage, 53 Elgin Street
Saturday, May 9 @ 7:30 pm; $25

For one night only, five of Canada’s most accomplished and exciting guitarists share the stage for an unforgettable evening of blues, jazz, fusion, and everything in between.

Kevin Breit has recorded with a long list of superstars, including Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, k.d. lang, and Hugh Laurie, and won a 2012 JUNO for best instrumental recording for his work with Stretch Orchestra. Madagascar Slim perfects the fusion of African Malagasy music with electric Chicago blues as he pursues contemporary interpretations of time-honoured sounds. Local blues legend (and guitarist for multiple Maple Blues Award-winning MonkeyJunk) Tony D is the master of blistering riffs and scorching licks. Acoustic and electric lap steel guitarist Don Rooke is easily among the best in the world, and has led the band The Henrys for over 20 years. And Emily Burgess has shared the stage with greats like Jimmie Vaughan. She formerly played with Toronto’s 24th Street Wailers.
Ken Whiteley Gospel Show with the Levy Sisters, Sharon Riley, Mike Stevens, Samantha Martin
National Arts Centre 4th Stage, 53 Elgin Street
Sunday, May 10 @ 2 pm; $20

Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. With over 140 credits as producer, Ken’s myriad recording projects have sold over 8 million copies worldwide. For this glorious Ontario Scene show, Ken Whiteley And The Beulah Band gather a group of the province’s top singers and instrumentalists for a joyful evening of uplifting gospel music that will get you on your feet.
The Levy Sisters are Toronto favourites who have appeared with the likes of Pete Seeger and Celine Dion. Gospel luminary Sharon Riley will have you out of your seat and clapping your hands before you can shout Hallelujah!
Equal parts Mavis Staples and Sharon Jones, Samantha Martin delivers goosebump-inducing vocals infused with soul and blues. And Sarnia native Mike Stevens has been burning down the house ever since he picked up a harmonica as a young boy.
Jerome Godboo
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Friday, May 22 @ 9:30 pm; $10

An accomplished and exceptional bluesman, Jerome Godboo’s bending harp skills have been sought by everyone from Ronnie Hawkins to the late Jeff Healey and he continues to mesmerize all who witness him onstage including the judges at the 2014 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, where Jerome took home the Lee Oskar Best Harmonica Player award.
Jimmy Ray Todd Band      
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street 
Thursday, May 28; 8-10 pm

Self-taught singer, songwriter and guitarist Jimmy Ray Todd plays Blues/Rock; he has played music most of his life, started writing songs in 2001, began playing in online chat rooms and has performed thousands of full live shows at many venues operating on Second Life www.secondlife.com. “These performances are for multinational crowds from around the world who really dig a diverse mixture of rock, blues, soul and mainstream music.”
With Chris Heilig on drums, Lee Donovan on bass and Andrew Gladish on keyboard.
The first recording by Jimmy Ray Todd, recorded at Jason Fryer’s Tone King Records, was released in August 2014.
Virée Blues Boréale
Le Petit Chicago, 50 promenade du Portage, Gatineau (Old Hull) QC
Tickets $20; Ottawa Blues Society with membership card - $15
April 29 – Martin Hury Blues Combo
May 13 – Stephen Barry Band
May 27 – The Soul Clappers
June 10 – Bob Walsh
Wicked Grin
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, May 2@ 8:30 pm; $10 Advance
613 384-8168 or email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca to reserve

2014 Maple Blues Winners for Best New Group, Wicked Grin have been on the road for the past two months … leaving home in mid-February, they hit the road to tour Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and back through Northern Ontario again. They’re back at the Standeasy on May 2.
The Vaudevillian
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, May 8

Brendan J. Stephens and Willow Walker are 1920s blues singers in the flesh. Hitchhiking between raucous house shows, rowdy bars and busking everywhere inbetween, they have crafted a way of singing both their own material and songs near one hundred years old ina way entirely their own.
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Friday, May 15

Jennis brings together award-winning Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s decades of experience writing and performing original blues and folk and the diverse musical experiences of veteran Toronto indie-scene multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and waxinator. It makes for a very entertaining performance, filled with energy, passion and humour. Their rootsy sound is at times bluesy, at times funky, jazzy or folky, with a hint of exotic ethnic influences. Jennis’ music celebrates the mysteries and poignancies of life, rooted in an unapologetic faith in peace and love as the highest powers.
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, May 23

Deep, inescapable grooves, swampy tremolo-soaked guitars, gritty-voiced harmonies… That is the soul tradition, those are the footprints that Soulstack follows in...
Soulstack was formed in 2011 by frontman Jonathan Knight (Wickens-Knight) and keyboardist Mark Wessenger. The band consists of drummer Tom Bona, and bassists Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson and Josh Knight baritone Guitarist Chris Latta.

Their 2012 Debut release “Big Red” garnered outstanding critical reviews. The band received 2014 Maple Blues Award nominations for Electric Act of the Year and Drummer of the Year and was nominated for an Independent Music Award (IMA) for 2013. “Five Finger Discount” is Soulstack’s sophomore album, combining poignant lyricism and sweet vocal harmony with the rhythm and grit of traditional blues. Self-produced, it tracks the organic evolution of the band as it continues growing in musical breadth and depth. http://www.soulstackmusic.com/
KBS Monthly Jam
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Third Saturday each month @ 8:30 pm, $3 at the door

The KBS monthly jam is now in its 6th year. The house is always full and both the musicians and the audience always have a great time. Always one of the best nights of entertainment Kingston has to offer – come early as seating is limited. Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston.
The Ones
Monte’s in the Prince George Hotel, 200 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Every Thursday night @ 9 pm 

Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts
Host a regular open jam every Thursday, 9:30 pm – 1 am
at Tir Nan Og, 200 Ontario Street

Sam Hopkins and Spencer Evans
Upstairs @ the Brew Pub
Every Second Sunday 2-4 PM

Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts
Host a regular open jam every Sunday, 8-11 pm
Rhea's Bar and Grill, 493 Princess St. (at University Ave.)
For more, please contact Kingston Blues Society
101.9 DAWG-FM, CIDG, is ON THE AIR!  Blues 24/7
Live streaming on the website at http://www.dawgfm.com/

Sundays, 8-9 pm: Ottawa Blues Society DAWG’ON BLUES
Each week OBS hosts keep you up to date on what’s happening on the Ottawa area blues scene, play some great blues from local bands and showcase regional and Canadian talent.
This week, April 26 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES Jive! Jive! Jive! The Jivewires' New Album ''Drive Me Sane'' and more Jivewires with Steve Lund
Next week, May 3 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – with Larry Deszcz

Sundays, 7-8 pm: INSIDE THE BLUES
with James Doran
Inside The Blues features music and interesting backgrounder information on today’s top Blues artists with a strong focus on Canadian talent mixed in with some great Blues classics. All Shows are archived on www.insidetheblues.ca after broadcast and can be listened to there at any time. 
On CKCU-FM 93.1
The Mighty 93.1
Community Radio serving the Ottawa Carleton Region

Sundays: 9-11 pm
Black and Blues
with John Tackaberry
The show features a heavy dose of electric blues and rhythm and blues, with the occasional selection of sixties soul.  The first hour is dedicated to artist profiles and reviews of recordings on particular labels.  In the second hour there is a blues calendar, a rundown of events in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, and interviews with “new and reissued blues and rhythm and blues tracks on wax”, alternating with “live blues and R&B for a Sunday night” in the last half hour of the show. On the last Sunday of every month, the show goes “down in the delta” for a selection of acoustic blues tracks in the final half hour of the program.
Wednesdays: 9-11 pm
In A Mellow Tone
with Ron Sweetman
Jazz from every era & every style – from 1917 to 2015. Each program features an artist, group, instrument, event, city or record label.  Check out Ron’s website www.inamellowtone.com for info on upcoming shows and playlists (current show is posted several days in advance and past shows are archived).  Stream and view past episodes here: http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/94/info.html.
Ron is always happy to hear from listeners at ronsweetman@kalixo.com
On CBC Radio Two 103.3 FM
Saturdays: 6-8 pm
On CBC Radio One 91.5 FM
Saturdays: 9-11 pm
Saturday Night Blues
Host Holger Petersen has been a broadcaster, record producer, album collector, and serious blues fan for over 35 years.  His collection of blues records numbers in the thousands.  On Saturday Night Blues each week you’ll hear a mix of classic blues from the ‘Petersen Vaults’, concerts, interviews, artist features, new releases, plus anything that boogies, jumps, or swings, plus your requests from the Bluesline.
And check out SNB videos here http://www.cbc.ca/snb/video/
On CJHR 98.7 Valley Heritage Radio
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
Got The Blues
Pat Watters is your host for this blues only radio show, now in its 7th year.  It can be heard throughout the Ottawa Valley and streaming on the internet at valleyheritageradio.ca.
Sunday Morning Soul
with Johnny Max
Check www.sundaymorningsoul.com for times … and you can hear the best in Brand New Blues, Roots, Soul and R&B, each and every Sunday morning.
Streaming great Blues, Roots, Soul, R&B, Folk, East Coast and Celtic music across Canada and around the world 24/7/365.
Check out their Canadian Blues shows and hosts, including James Doran’s ‘Inside The Blues’, Brant Zwicker’s ‘At The Crossroads’, along with Mark Stenzler's ‘Blues Zeppelin’ from Switzerland … and lots more Canadian and international Blues shows. 
Friday, May 1
The Jivewires @ Centrepointe Theatre, 8 pm
Saturday, May 2
The Back Beat @ D'Arcy McGee's, Orleans, 9:00 pm
Sunday, May 3
Sun Crescent BBQ Stompers @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 10
Sun Crescent BBQ Stompers @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Thursday, May 14
JW-Jones & Rod Williams @ D’Arcy McGee’s, Sparks Street, 9 pm
Saturday, May 16
Three Times Lucky @ Moose McGuire’s (Ottawa), 9:30 pm
Firebelly & Bella Cat Blues @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 17
Sun Crescent BBQ Stompers @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 23
Three Times Lucky @ Moose McGuire’s (Almonte), 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 24
Sun Crescent BBQ Stompers @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 31
Sun Crescent BBQ Stompers @ Irene’s, 9:30 pm

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